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Heroes, Heroines & Villains were among the guests all decked out for a special night out at the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce's signature event, the 39th annual Gala dinner and auction. Guests participated in a very successful live auction, silent auction and games of chance, capping off the evening with dancing to tunes "spun" by Rockin Donny T. Successful bidders left smiling with some amazing gifts generously donated by our local businesses. It was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends or make some new ones. 

The Gala is the Chamber's premier fundraising event and funds from the Gala help the Chamber deliver programs into the community like the Canada Day celebrations, the Business Excellence Awards, secondary school scholarships and the Summer by the Sea Street Market, as well as year-round operation of the Parksville Visitor Centre.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their contributions to our event. The evening was successful again this year, thanks to the generosity of our donors and guests. Please consider these fine businesses when you are shopping for a product or service:


2022 Awards Logo 01Celebrate the best in business!

Each year the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce hosts a gala awards ceremony for the Business Achievement Awards.  This year, the awards will be held on June 15th, 2023 at the Arbutus Meadows Farm, Nanoose Bay. Chamber members, businesses, individuals and community leaders gather at the awards ceremony to honour the award recipients and to enjoy networking, drinks, dinner and a celebration of our business community. TICKETS are on sale now! Call the Chamber office at 250-248-3613 to purchase your tickets. $75 pp includes buffet dinner catered by Masters Touch Catering. 

The Business Awards are an opportunity to recognize and honour businesses and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to our community over the past year. There are eight awards in total, each with specific criteria. 

Congratulations to our finalists. 

Small Business of the Year

  • Bumblebaby Boutique
  • M&N Mattress & Sofa
  • Sweet Spot Bake Shop

Service Excellence

  • Galloway Brothers Construction
  • Headmasters Salon
  • Tablet Pharmacy

Tourism & Hospitality – Destination PQB

  • Karim Mohammadi
  • North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
  • Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort

Not for Profit of the Year

  • Community Futures Central Island
  • Parksville Beach Festival Society
  • Society of Organized Services - District 69

Citizen of the Year - Community Spirit

  • Lloyd Derry
  • Cheryl Dill
  • Robert Van Pelt

Outstanding Workplace: Employer of the Year

  • Current Millwork
  • Island Surf Company
  • Osprey Electric

Large Business of the Year

  • Bellevue Veterinary Hospital
  • Current Millwork
  • Yates Memorial Services



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